Whether you or someone close to you is a petrolhead, trying to find the perfect gift for them can be difficult. We've compiled a list of 10 present ideas bound to put a smile on the face of the car lover you’re buying for. From driving experiences to stocking fillers to car themed games, we’ve got something for everyone.
Virgin Driving Experiences
Know someone who’s always wanted to drive a supercar? Or perhaps a fire engine or classic car. Now is your chance to make their dreams come true with a Virgin driving experience. There’s plenty of locations and vehicles to choose from so there’s truly something for everyone.
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world, making it the perfect day out for a car fanatic and their family. The extensive collection includes the record-breaking Thrust2 and ThrustSSC as well as many of the most innovative vehicles of the last 150 years. Make sure to look at their events before booking to see what’s on.
Games and Toys
Mercedes F1 Silver Arrows Second Edition Monopoly
The family favourite game has had a Silver Arrows makeover, so now you can zoom along with the family. This is the second edition of the automotive themed board game, and the creators themselves describe it as designed all things F1, making it the perfect item for the ultimate fan. Perfect post-Christmas dinner entertainment.
Lego Technic Land Rover Defender
Perfect for both adults and children alike, the Lego Technic series is a great activity for the family to complete together over the festive period. However, your commitment levels and enthusiasm for Lego could determine how long this Lego model takes to complete. Lego themselves describe the replica as capturing ‘the vehicle’s outstanding level of refinement with its clean, modern lines and sculpted surfaces.
McLaren Senna ride-on car
Perhaps there’s a young budding petrolhead in your family who’d love to drive around in a replica Licensed Mclaren Senna. It might only reach a speed of 3mph but that doesn’t dampen its impressive features, such as leather seats, butterfly doors, and the ability to play music from the vehicle.
Bond Cars: The Definitive History
Created for the ultimate Bond fan, this book is not only a celebration of the cars that we all know and love in the Bond films – it's the ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the 007 vehicles. The book is presented in a slip case, and includes exclusive posters, unpublished photography and unseen interviews.
Dashcams aren’t just useful for the car lover, they can also be incredibly beneficial for the everyday driver – helping clearing accident claims. The Nextbase dashcam is certainly one of the best in the market, with 4k quality and the opportunity to record in slow motion. This is also the first dashcam to include what3words, an excellent safety feature which allows emergency services to pinpoint your exact location if you were ever in an accident.
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The cold winter mornings can be made worse when you walk outside and see you need to de-ice your car, knowing the result will mean a freezing cold hand or a wet glove. This de-icer mitt is perfect for keeping the hand dry and warm(ish).
Bentley Momentum Unbreakable eau de toilette
Automotive brands are always looking at innovative ways to attract new customers, and one way to do this is by creating wearable scents. If you know someone who loves cars and smelling good, this is the perfect gift. Created with a mix of smoky and wood accords, whoever you gift this to is bound to smell sophisticated.
Heel Tread Golf GTI socks
Heel Tread are notorious for creating socks based on automotive icons, and this particular sock gives a subtle nod to the creator of the Golf GTI.